Daily Archives: June 18, 2012

Game 66 Lineup: Braves vs. Yankees

Lineup vs. Braves:

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Andruw Jones RF
Russell Martin DH
Jayson Nix LF
Chris Stewart C

LHP CC Sabathia

* Nick Swisher isn’t feeling a lot better today with his leg so he gets another day off. Andruw Jones will play RF and Raul Ibanez will sit on the bench.

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Braves | 6/18/12-6/20/12

Pitching Matchups

Monday, 6/18/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: C.C. Sabathia, LHP
Last Start: 7.0 IP, 4 ER, 10 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 8-3, 3.70 ERA / 3.40 FIP / 3.28 xFIP, 8.97 K/9, 2.53 BB/9 in 92.1 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Mike Minor, LHP
Last Start: 7.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 H, 4 K, 1 BB
On the Season: 3-4, 6.01 ERA / 5.18 FIP / 4.51 xFIP, 7.55 K/9, 3.45 BB/9 in 70.1 IP

Tuesday, 6/19/12, 7:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Hiroki Kuroda, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 2 ER, 9 H, 8 K, 2 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 6-6, 3.43 ERA / 4.54 FIP / 4.01 xFIP, 6.20 K/9, 2.77 BB/9 in 81.1 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Tim Hudson, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 3 ER, 6 H, 8 K, 0 BB, 1 HR
On the Season: 4-3, 3.90 ERA / 3.07 FIP / 3.55 xFIP, 5.85 K/9, 2.25 BB/9 in 60.0 IP

Wednesday, 6/20/12, 1:05pm ET

Pitching for the Yankees: Phil Hughes, RHP
Last Start: 6.0 IP, 1 ER, 6 H, 9 K, 2 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-5, 4.50 ERA / 4.66 FIP / 4.15 xFIP, 8.76 K/9, 2.43 BB/9 in 74.0 IP

Pitching for the Braves: Tommy Hanson, RHP
Last Start: 5.1 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, 2 K, 6 BB, 0 HR
On the Season: 7-4, 3.32 ERA / 4.27 FIP / 4.34 xFIP, 7.64 K/9, 3.65 BB/9 in 81.1 IP

NYY Offense

Who’s Hot

— Nick Swisher – 7 for 16 with 2 doubles, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 3 BB in the last 7 days

— Robinson Cano – 7 for 20 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 7 BB in the last 7 days

— Curtis Granderson – 8 for 26 with 2 doubles, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 BB in the last 7 days

Who’s Not

— Russell Martin – 1 for 18 with 2 BB, 5 K in the last 7 days

— Raul Ibanez – 1 for 15 with 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

ATL Offense

Who’s Hot:

— Andrelton Simmons – 9 for 19 with 1 double, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB in the last 7 days

— Jason Heyward – 6 for 18 with 3 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 BB in the last 7 days

— Brian McCann – 6 for 22 with 3 doubles, 2 HR, 3 RBI in the last 7 days

Who’s Not:

— Dan Uggla – 1 for 18 with 1 double, 7 BB, 9 K in the last 7 days

— Chipper Jones – 4 for 18 with 2 BB, 2 K in the last 7 days

Enjoy the series!

Morning Bits: Swisher, Sabathia, Minor League Links

Well the Yankees have won 9 straight having swept the Mets, Braves and Nationals. The Yanks again take on the Braves with the new series starting tonight at 7pm ET at Yankee Stadium. Here are your morning links…

— Nick Swisher was not in the lineup in yesterday’s game because of what he called “like the worst charley horse ever”, and he needed crutches to leave the clubhouse last night.

— C.C. Sabathia through looking back at videotape has noticed a fixable flaw in his mechanics.

— The Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees stormed past Syracuse yesterday and are now five games back behind the Pawtucket Red Sox in the International Leeague North Division.

— The Staten Island Yankees look to defend their New York-Penn league title with completely new faces.

Have a great day everyone!

Yanks on Cloud 9 as they sweep the Nationals 4-1

Ivan Nova pitched 1 run ball in 7.2 innings as the Yankees won their 9th straight against the Nationals

Coming into this afternoon’s game the Yankees were 8 in a row and were going for the series sweep with Ivan Nova in tow. In the end, Ivan Nova got the job done and the Yankees swept another series by the score of 4-1. 

The Yankees were the first ones to strike when Mark Teixeira hit a SAC fly to plate Derek Jeter against the Nationals starter Edwin Jackson. Curtis Granderson added to the barrage by hitting a solo shot in the 5th inning, his 21st of the season. Robinson Cano added to that with his 12th HR of the season in the 7th inning and Mark Teixeira scored on a wild pitch which capped the offense for the first place Yankees.

Ivan Nova continues to be on a hot streak by pitching 7.2 IP giving up 1 run on 7 hits with 4 strikeouts while allowing one HR. Boone Logan pitched the final out of the 8th inning and Rafael Soriano got his 13th save of the season by pitching a scoreless inning. 

The Yankees come home and take on the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium. CC Sabathia is slated to pitch tomorrow (and Russell Martin is slated to catch CC since Chris Stewart caught Ivan Nova today).